Hirotomo Kato

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Affiliation: Yamaguchi University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi Atypical clinical variants in New World cutaneous leishmaniasis: disseminated, erysipeloid, and recidiva cutis due to Leishmania (V.) panamensis
    Manuel Calvopina
    Department of Parasitology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:281-4. 2005
  2. pmc Leishmania isoenzyme polymorphisms in Ecuador: relationships with geographic distribution and clinical presentation
    Manuel Calvopina
    Department of Parasitology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi 783 8505, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 6:139. 2006
  3. ncbi Genotyping and quantitation of noroviruses in oysters from two distinct sea areas in Japan
    Tomoko Nishida
    Yamaguchi Prefectural Research Institute of Public Health, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:177-84. 2007
  4. ncbi Natural infection of Lutzomyia tortura with Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi in an Amazonian area of Ecuador
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:438-40. 2008
  5. ncbi Molecular typing of sand fly species (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) from areas endemic for Leishmaniasis in Ecuador by PCR-RFLP of 18S ribosomal RNA gene
    Yoshimi Terayama
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 70:907-13. 2008
  6. pmc A repertoire of the dominant transcripts from the salivary glands of the blood-sucking bug, Triatoma dimidiata, a vector of Chagas disease
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Infect Genet Evol 10:184-91. 2010
  7. ncbi Molecular mass screening to incriminate sand fly vectors of Andean-type cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ecuador and Peru
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:719-21. 2008
  8. pmc Natural infection of the sand fly Phlebotomus kazeruni by Trypanosoma species in Pakistan
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Parasit Vectors 3:10. 2010
  9. pmc Molecular epidemiology for vector research on leishmaniasis
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:814-26. 2010
  10. ncbi Establishment of a mass screening method of sand fly vectors for Leishmania infection by molecular biological methods
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:324-9. 2007

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Publications27

  1. ncbi Atypical clinical variants in New World cutaneous leishmaniasis: disseminated, erysipeloid, and recidiva cutis due to Leishmania (V.) panamensis
    Manuel Calvopina
    Department of Parasitology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:281-4. 2005
    ..V.) panamensis was identified as the etiologic agent. Our cases extend the spectrum of clinical presentations in New World leishmaniasis...
  2. pmc Leishmania isoenzyme polymorphisms in Ecuador: relationships with geographic distribution and clinical presentation
    Manuel Calvopina
    Department of Parasitology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kochi 783 8505, Japan
    BMC Infect Dis 6:139. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between clinical presentation, species and isoenzyme polymorphisms, 56 Leishmania isolates from distinct presentations of American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) from Ecuador were analyzed...
  3. ncbi Genotyping and quantitation of noroviruses in oysters from two distinct sea areas in Japan
    Tomoko Nishida
    Yamaguchi Prefectural Research Institute of Public Health, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 51:177-84. 2007
    ..These results suggested that NVs obtained from humans and those obtained from oysters showed a potential relationship to each other and that some populations of Japanese oysters accumulated a relatively large number of NVs...
  4. ncbi Natural infection of Lutzomyia tortura with Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi in an Amazonian area of Ecuador
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:438-40. 2008
    ..Viannia) naiffi. We report the distribution of L. (V.) naiffi in Ecuador and detection of a naturally infected sand fly in the Ecuadorian Amazon and natural infection of Lu. tortura with Leishmania parasites in the New World...
  5. ncbi Molecular typing of sand fly species (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) from areas endemic for Leishmaniasis in Ecuador by PCR-RFLP of 18S ribosomal RNA gene
    Yoshimi Terayama
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 70:907-13. 2008
    ..Although intraspecific genetic-diversity affecting the RFLP-patterns was detected in a species, the patterns were species specific. The method promises to be a powerful tool for the classification of New World Lutzomyia species...
  6. pmc A repertoire of the dominant transcripts from the salivary glands of the blood-sucking bug, Triatoma dimidiata, a vector of Chagas disease
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Infect Genet Evol 10:184-91. 2010
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  7. ncbi Molecular mass screening to incriminate sand fly vectors of Andean-type cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ecuador and Peru
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:719-21. 2008
    ..Viannia) peruviana, respectively. Thus, the mass screening method was confirmed to be a powerful tool for sand fly research...
  8. pmc Natural infection of the sand fly Phlebotomus kazeruni by Trypanosoma species in Pakistan
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Parasit Vectors 3:10. 2010
    ..The possible infection of sand flies with Trypanosoma species should be taken into consideration in epidemiological studies of vector species in areas where leishmaniasis is endemic...
  9. pmc Molecular epidemiology for vector research on leishmaniasis
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:814-26. 2010
    ..This paper reviews recent advances in the study of sand flies, vectors of leishmaniasis, using molecular biological approaches...
  10. ncbi Establishment of a mass screening method of sand fly vectors for Leishmania infection by molecular biological methods
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:324-9. 2007
    ..Because the method requires minimum effort and can process a large number of samples at once, it will be a powerful tool for studying the epidemiology of leishmaniasis...
  11. pmc Use of FTA cards for direct sampling of patients' lesions in the ecological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3661-5. 2010
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  12. doi Natural infections of man-biting sand flies by Leishmania and Trypanosoma species in the northern Peruvian Andes
    Hirotomo Kato
    Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:515-21. 2011
    ..H.) peruensis. In addition, the presence of Trypanosoma in man-biting sand fly species means that more careful consideration is necessary for vector research in areas of Andean Peru where leishmaniasis is endemic...
  13. pmc High degree of conservancy among secreted salivary gland proteins from two geographically distant Phlebotomus duboscqi sandflies populations (Mali and Kenya)
    Hirotomo Kato
    Vector Molecular Biology Unit, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    BMC Genomics 7:226. 2006
    ..Salivary gland cDNA libraries were prepared from wild-caught P. duboscqi from Mali and recently colonised flies of the same species from Kenya...
  14. ncbi Detection and identification of Leishmania species within naturally infected sand flies in the andean areas of ecuador by a polymerase chain reaction
    Hirotomo Kato
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:87-93. 2005
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  15. ncbi Dimiconin, a novel coagulation inhibitor from the kissing bug, Triatoma dimidiata, a vector of Chagas disease
    Yuka Ishimaru
    Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, 753 8515, Japan
    J Exp Biol 215:3597-602. 2012
    ..These results show that dimiconin is an inhibitor of the contact phase initiated by FXII activation in the blood coagulation cascade, which differs from the bioactivity of triabin...
  16. doi Genetic diversity of ribosomal RNA internal transcribed spacer sequences in Lutzomyia species from areas endemic for New World cutaneous leishmaniasis
    Kei Kuwahara
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Acta Trop 112:131-6. 2009
    ..Moreover, neither ITS sequence may be useful for the analysis of population structures in Lutzomyia species...
  17. ncbi Identification and characterization of a salivary adenosine deaminase from the sand fly Phlebotomus duboscqi, the vector of Leishmania major in sub-Saharan Africa
    Hirotomo Kato
    Vector Molecular Biology Unit, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:733-40. 2007
    ..This is another example of a gene recruitment event in salivary genes of blood-feeding arthropods that may be relevant for blood feeding and, because of the role of ADA in immunity, it may also play a role in parasite transmission...
  18. doi Genotyping of sand fly species in Peruvian Andes where leishmaniasis is endemic
    Megumi Fujita
    Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Japan
    Acta Trop 121:93-8. 2012
    ..The present method promises to be a powerful tool for the classification and surveillance of sand flies circulating in Peru...
  19. pmc Functional characterization of a salivary apyrase from the sand fly, Phlebotomus duboscqi, a vector of Leishmania major
    Ryoichi Hamasaki
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yoshida, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Insect Physiol 55:1044-9. 2009
    ..duboscqi. Its unique enzymatic activity makes the salivary apyrase an attractive candidate as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of thrombotic pathologies as well as a reagent for a wide variety of research purposes...
  20. doi Genetic diversity of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene in Lutzomyia spp., with special reference to Lutzomyia peruensis, a main vector of Leishmania (Viannia) peruviana in the Peruvian Andes
    Kento Yamamoto
    Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Acta Trop 126:156-63. 2013
    ..The present study indicated that the middle region of the cyt b gene is useful for the analysis of genetic structure in sand fly populations...
  21. ncbi Development of a monoclonal antibody-based sandwich ELISA for detection of guinea pig interleukin-2
    Satoshi Adachi
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 68:1281-7. 2006
    ..Thus, a sandwich ELISA based on the two mAbs specific to different GPIL-2 epitopes was developed for detection of GPIL-2, which had a sensitivity threshold of about 0.3 ng/ml of GPIL-2...
  22. ncbi Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against porcine interleukin-4
    Yoji Ishikura
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 67:503-8. 2005
    ..The recombinant proteins and mAbs produced in this study will be useful tools for the assessment of porcine immune system...
  23. ncbi Gene expression changes induced by type IV allergy-inducible chemicals in dendritic cells
    Rie Tarama
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 70:673-80. 2008
    ..Thus, up-regulation of Sdc1 gene and down-regulation of SMO gene in DC2.4 cells may be diagnostic markers for the screening of type IV-allergenic chemicals...
  24. ncbi Differentiation of feline coronavirus type I and II infections by virus neutralization test
    Nozomi Shiba
    Laboratory of Veterinary Hygiene, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, 1677 1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753 8515, Japan
    Vet Microbiol 124:348-52. 2007
    ..These results indicate that the VN test described here can be used for serological differentiation of FCoV infections of cats, and that FCoV type I is a dominant type in recent years of Japan...
  25. ncbi Generation of monoclonal antibodies to porcine interleukin 6 (PIL-6) using the recombinant PIL-6 expressed in Escherichia coli
    Rie Watanabe
    Department of Veterinary Hygiene, Yamaguchi University, Yoshida, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 66:1053-7. 2004
    ..These experiments revealed that the two MAbs (2B-1 and 5A-8) recognize an overlapped epitope and the other (4C-3) recognizes a distinct epitope, and all epitopes reside in the region of aa26-64 of PIL-6...
  26. ncbi Multilocus enzyme electrophoresis and cytochrome B gene sequencing-based identification of Leishmania isolates from different foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pakistan
    Jorge D Marco
    Department of Parasitology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Kohasu, Kochi, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:261-6. 2006
    ..L.) tropica. This difference may be explained by the fact that humans may act as a sole reservoir of L. (L.) tropica in anthroponotic cycles; however, many wild mammals can be reservoirs of L. (L.) major in zoonotic cycles...
  27. doi Polymorphisms of cytochrome b gene in Leishmania parasites and their relation to types of cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions in Pakistan
    Chomar Kaung Myint
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Organ oriented Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
    J Dermatol 35:76-85. 2008
    ..Moreover, we found no correlation between clinical presentation (wet-, dry- and/or mixed-types of cutaneous lesions) and causal Leishmania parasites...